Improving Financial Decisions with Big Data


Are you tired of being asked to do more with less? Do you typically feel like you use an chainsaw or an axe to cut your budgets at the last minute? Have you ever thought that you don’t even have enough insight into what you are cutting or why? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of data calls and resources it takes to form and execute a simple budget? Have you been told that the answer rests in “Big Data Analytics” or “Cloud Computing” but you don’t really know what that means?

If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, then we want YOU to attend this session. Although there is more data out there than ever before, the ability to understand and use this data is overwhelming. And, if you don't think that you have a big data problem yet you are not alone--but you would be wrong. Every organization across public sector is grappling with huge volumes of data which it cannot discard nor can it can ignore. The good news is that not only is it possible to extract value from Big Data, but the path is relatively simple.

Let us show you how to filter out all of the noise often associated with Big Data analytics and demonstrate for you how to integrate, manage, and analyze key pieces of data effectively and efficiently to drive decision making. You will hear from your colleagues from across government discuss their challenges and successful approaches that embrace Big Data capabilities into their day-to-day operations, financial management, program management, strategic planning, and decision making.

Learn about the “4 V’s of Big Data Analytics”: Velocity, Volume, Variety, and Veracity Discover new ways to link resources to strategies, optimize the use of KEY data sources, and integrate disparate data into meaningful, and insightful, budget and strategic planning discussions. See how to overcome challenges of tying strategic goals, objectives and outcomes to budget planning, formulation, execution, analysis, and reporting. Join us!

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Washington D.C. - United States

600 14th Street, NW
Washington D.C.
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Time Description
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome
Frank Stein, Director, IBM Analytics Solution Center
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Current Government Planning Programming Budget Execution (PPBE) Challenges, Impacts, and Business Needs
Steve Feller, IBM Senior Managing Consultant
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM Laying the Foundation For Smarter Decisions through Analytics
Ryan Swann, Director of Data Analytics, General Services Administration
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM USMC Big Data Vision – Overcoming Program Objective Memorandum (POM) Challenges To Meet Evolving Missions Demands
Len Blasiol, Deputy Director, MAGTF Integration Division, USMC and Michael J. Jinnett, Chief Engineer, US Marine Corps Program Office, Technical Analysis Group
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break - Light Refreshments Provided
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM Panel Discuss - Looking From All Perspectives - Eliminate The Cannibalistic Program Addict Through A Trustworthy Fact-Based Decision Making Framework
VA, USMC, and IBM speakers
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM How Analytics Links PPBE’s Strategic Goals, Programs, and Outcomes
Ed Wright, IBM Federal Specialty Architect, Business Analytics
11:50 AM - 12:30 AM Successful Information Governance Architectures to Eliminate Government Silos
Ken Jacquier, IBM Information Governance Practice Lead
12:30 AM - 1:00 AM Create Insight and Make Smarter Decisions Using Structured and Unstructured Data
Jim Giles, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Big Data Development
1:00PM - 1:05 PM Summary and Closure
Frank Stein, Director, IBM Analytics Solution Center

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